Population Hispanic/Latino

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United States Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program

This indicator tells us the percent of our region’s population that identify as Hispanic. Hispanic Americans are projected to become the nation’s largest ethnic group over the next three decades and the public K-12 education system in the U.S. is expected to become “majority-minority” this school year, due in part to an increase in the number of Hispanic children in the schools.

KEY FACT: While about 18.5% of the U.S. population identifies as Hispanic, this growing population group represents just 3.5% of our MSA.